La Quinta: 5 Year Old Boy Found in a Car at Walmart…Couple Arrested


A Yucca Valley couple was arrested on Friday at the Walmart at 79295 Highway 111 in La Quinta. Sheriff’s Deputies say they were passed out and asleep inside their vehicle. A 5 year old boy was in the car.

The pair had apparently fallen asleep after being intoxicated and under the influence inside their car at the La Quinta Walmart. The woman’s 5-year-old son was in the backseat at the time.

The couple was identified as Jeremiah Fraser, 31, and Karina Townsend, 31. Fraser was arrested for being under the influence and child endangerment. Townsend was arrested for child endangerment.

Fraser was allegedly in possession of heroin. Townsend was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. Child Protective Services was notified and took custody of the child.

They have been booked into Riverside County Jail in Indio. Bail was set $35,000.

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